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Is A Cruise Ship Job Fun?

If you have only just heard about working on a cruise line, maybe from a friend or you have been doing some research on the internet. Then maybe this one question has been going through your mind, ‘but is working on a cruise ship fun?’. In this article I want to tackle this question and also highlight a few types of people who will enjoy a cruise ship job the most.

First of, let’s tackle the question at hand.

Having employment that is enjoyable has been a pursuit of almost every single human being, basically since the beginning of time. The majority of your waking hours are dedicated to your work – so it is important that you are doing something that you enjoy.

A cruise job is just like any other, some people absolutely love it – while others did not enjoy their experience at all. You happiness in a job comes down to three main points.

What Is Your Personality?

I find that a lot of people hate their jobs because their personality does not match their career choice. I see introverts working in sales jobs that dread the thought of going into work each day and extroverts working a closed off desk job – crying out for some interaction with other people.

If you are considering a cruise job, are you an introvert or an extrovert? While the ship is extremely large, there are also a lot of people on board. How does this make you feel?

What Is Your Skill Set?

Are you using your talents in your job every day? Why do artists become accountants, and entertainers become teachers? Because they like the security that their chosen profession brings. But the problem is that they become miserable because they are not doing what they are skilled at.

If you are an entertainer or artist, there are great jobs that would suit you on a cruise ship.

What Are Your Goals?

Who do you want to be, and what do you want to achieve with your life? Your employment should mirror these goals. Do you want to travel, work the same job for 50 years, or have a job that seems to change everyday? Everyone wants different things and the only way you will have fun in any job, is if you align your career with your goals.

So that brings us back to the question is a cruise ship job fun? And the answer is, YES – if it fits with your personality, skill set and the goals you have in life.

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